Why do all mystery games start just after all the fun is over?
Welcome to J. Robert Lucky Mansion: a sprawling country estate full of unusual weapons, good hiding places and craven killers. Killers like you.
The object? Kill Doctor Lucky. Find a weapon, track the old man down, and take him out. The obstacles? For one thing all of your friends would rather do it first. For another, Doctor Lucky is aptly named.
You would think that after being stabbed, hung, poisoned, and poked in the eye, the old Doctor would just lie down and accept his fate. But he’s got more lives than Rasputin, and an uncanny knack for dodging your best traps.
Stick to it. Persevere. The Doctor’s luck won’t last forever. Before the night is over, someone is going to kill Doctor Lucky.
Wouldn’t you rather it was you?
Kill Doctor Lucky was the original Cheapass Game, #CAG 001, and won the Origins Award for Best Abstract Board Game of 1997. Since then it has been reprinted in many editions, including a lovely full-color boxed game that you can buy from Paizo Publishing right now.
This is the free version, based on the 2002 Director's Cut of Kill Doctor Lucky. It contains the original board, the bonus "Castle" board, the 2002 card deck ("with the funny") and the Director's Cut rulebook, edited for this new edition. In short, it's the latest version of Cheapass Games' most beloved board game, and it's free for you to download, print and share.
We hope, of course, that if you like this edition you will buy the full-color version, or send us a donation so that we can keep bringing free games to you.
Here are the files you need to create your own copy of Kill Doctor Lucky:
- Kill Doctor Lucky Rules (1.57 MB)
- Kill Doctor Lucky Cards (349 kb)
- Kill Doctor Lucky Board 1 (88 kb)
- Kill Doctor Lucky Card Backs (Optional, 68 kb)
- Kill Doctor Lucky Board 2 (Optional, 251 kb)
You can also play Kill Doctor Lucky using just your computer and the Internet. Check it out at Game Table Online.
The folks at Taebl.com have also posted a free online version of Kill Doctor Lucky. Taebl games don't actually know any game rules, but they do have all the game components in a handy online gaming room. Check it out!